People are apparently quitting Slow Food USA over this.On Chow.com this week, former SFoodie editor John Birdsall came out with a shocker of a story. Slow Food USA is losing members, upsetting core supporters, and laying off staff, Birdsall reports. Why? Because it's changing its focus to address ... More >>
SFoodie was an enthusiastic member of Slow Food -- the Italy-based international organization dedicated to traditional foods and, well, everything that is the antithesis of Mickey D's -- for a couple of years back in the 1990s, before we grew tired of the San Francisco convivium's $80 prix-fixe d ... More >>
McSweeney'sLast month we tipped you to the book Mission Chinese Food/Commonwealth's Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz were writing, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant, to be published this summer by the new McSweeney's cookbook imprint. Today comes word that ... More >>
Elycefeliz/FlickrTED Talk: Changing the Way We Eat
Where: Numi Tea Garden, 2230 Livingston St. (at Cotton), Oakland, 877-686-4832
When: Sat., Feb. 12, 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The rundown: How about a different kind of Saturday morning? Instead of sleeping off your Friday night, p ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrUm, did we say there'd be beer? See Fri., Feb. 11.Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here.
Fri., Feb. 11:
Food, Wine, and Amore at the Ferry Building
Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), 5-8 p.m.
Affordable hors d'oeuvres, Napa Valley ... More >>
GristPatrick Martins.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
At Grist, Erik Hoffner grabs Q & A time with Patrick Martins, the guy who founded Slow Food USA in 2000, then left it to open Heritage Foods. Martins says what those of us once known to have left The Omnivore's Dilemma on the nightstan ... More >>
Welcome BooksAlice is all over it, big time.Zagat Guides and Slow Food have organized 33 nationwide dinners -- collectively called A Slow Taste of Tuscany -- happening Wednesday to celebrate the publication of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town (Welcome Books, $50) by Douglas Gayeton. The Petaluma a ... More >>
mental.masala/FlickrThe Civic Center event was one of several in the city.Slow Food San Francisco president Dava Guthmiller estimated about 400 people showed up at a potluck in Civic Center yesterday. The event was one of more than 300 Labor Day Eat-Ins organized by Slow Food USA, a kickoff t ... More >>
Common Vision/FlickrA community planting at the permaculture garden on Potrero.Okay, so maybe you're thinking Slow Food's big Labor Day potluck in Civic Center sounds too urban. Well, a small-scale, altogether crunchier Eat-In is going down the same day on Petrero Hill. Up to 70 attendees are ... More >>
The Civic Center Eat-In harks back to last year's communal potluck in Dolores Park.
Organizing a potluck can be headache-y -- you've got to do a lot of e-mailing to avoid ending up with a table crammed with hummus and Toll House. Imagine, then, what Dava Guthmiller is goi ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.
First Foodie: Is Michelle Obama a stealth locavore? Grist's Tom Laskawy ponders the possibility. According to the Washington Post, FLOTUS's commitment to denying Big Ag goes a bit beyond scratching out a few rows of heirloom radishes on the South ... More >>
sarahmroos/FlickrLast year's Slow Food Nation eat-in at Dolores Park is serving as a national model.Remember Slow Food Nation, the sprawling food fest that gripped San Francisco over Labor Day weekend last year? Organizers had pledged it would be an annual event, with the likelihood that this year's ... More >>